That's My Life (My Love And My Home)

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"That's My Life (My Love And My Home)"
Single by Alfred Lennon
Released 31 December 1965
Genre Easy listening
Label Piccadilly Records
Writer(s) Freddie Lennon, Tony Cartwright
Producer(s) John Schroeder

"That's My Life (My Love And My Home)" is a 1965 single by Alfred "Freddie" Lennon, who was the father of John Lennon of The Beatles.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Tony Cartwright, co-author of the song, began writing the song in inspiration from Lennon's stories that he told.[3] When released, the song saw commercial success, with Morris Levy of Roulette Records requesting Cartwright to bring Lennon to the United States. However, the song suddenly disappeared from the charts, an action suspected by Cartwright to be executed by his son, John Lennon.

The record vanished from the charts. In Europe and the U.S., it was pulled. Only a very few music business figures had the power to do that, and I had my suspicions about who was behind it. Others accused Brian Epstein, but Eppy was my friend, and I knew he wouldn’t sabotage my record — unless John told him to do it. Why would John wreck his own father’s career? Sheer jealousy and insecurity are the only motives I can guess at. We drove to Weybridge to confront John, but he slammed the door in our faces.

—Tony Cartwright, Daily Mail[3]

The song featured Mitch Miller and Noel Redding, members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Freddie Lennon and Tony Cartwright.[2]

No. Title Length
1. "That's My Life (My Love And My Home)"    
2. "The Next Time You Feel Important"    

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albums by Freddie Lennon". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Beatles - All About The Beatles at". Beatlemania.ca. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Cartwright, Tony. "How Lennon sabotaged his dishwasher dad's bid to be a pop star: Close friend tells story of the Beatle's hard-drinking father". Daily Mail.